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ETHICS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Curso 2019/2020/Subject's code30001588

ETHICS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

NAME SUBJECT ETHICS AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
CODE 30001588
SESSION 2019/2020
DEGREE IN WHICH IT IS OFFERED MÁSTER UNIVERSITARIO EN FILOSOFÍA TEÓRICA Y PRÁCTICA
TYPE CONTENIDOS
ECTS 5
HOURS 125.0
PERIOD SEMESTRE  2
OFFER LANGUAGES INGLÉS

PRESENTACIÓN Y CONTEXTUALIZACIÓN

The aim of this course is to discuss, on the one hand, how the advancement of science makes us reconsider a number of ethical dilemmas and, on the other hand, the role of ethics in our understanding of scientific activity. A case in point of the former is the advancement of neurosciences: they make us wonder, for instance, in what sense our conception of human responsibility depends on certain brain functions. As to the latter, we may wonder to what extent science is a disinterested activity in view of the conflicts of interests generated by the pharmaceutical sponsoring of biomedical research. We will combine academic philosophy and popular science and see how conceptual analysis has practical implications.

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